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ERIC Number: EJ1119843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
"It's a Business": Student Affairs Practitioners' Transition from a Not-for-Profit to For-Profit Institution of Higher Education
Davidson, Denise L.
Journal of College Student Development, v57 n7 p778-792 Oct 2016
In this phenomenological inquiry the author examined the experience of transitioning from student affairs work at not-for-profit colleges and universities to work in institutions of higher education that generate revenue or dividends for owners, investors, or shareholders, commonly called for-profit institutions. Multiple interviews with 11 participants yielded 5 themes: a focus on business, the purpose of student affairs work, position role and responsibilities, the supervisory relationship, and alternate preparation for for-profit work. Implications are addressed, including the process, setting, and context of work; making one's philosophy explicit; the role of graduate preparation programs; and position level and gender.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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